12 & 13th
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2022

Sofia, Bulgaria

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  • LIVE NETWORKING TIME AND FUN - University Botanical Garden
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  • Networking with leading digital transformers and innovative minds

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  • Exchange ideas with C-level representatives from the leading companies in the region
  • Generate business leads and establish long-lasting partnerships
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Track 1

Track 2

10:00 10:10

Opening by RAIA – Raiffeisen Artificial Intelligence Assistant

 
10:10 10:30

Keynote: The New Normal: Trends in the new digital world

Djamel Agaoua, CEO Rakuten, Viber

 
10:30 10:50

Track: Future

Keynote: 5G shaping the future

Alexander Kuchar, Director Group Technology and Future Services, A1 Group

 
10:50 11:10

Track: Future

Keynote: Re-think Innovation for the Post-COVID world

Lilia Messechkova, VP, Enterprise Products, Progress

 
11:10 11:30

Track: Entreprenuership

Keynote: Europe: Are we lagging behind and how to fix it?

Wilem Jonker, CEO, EIT Digital

 
11:30 11:50

Fireside chat: Digitalization was just the beginning: What's next

Raycho Raychev, Founder and CEO, EnduroSat

Frank Thelen, Founder and CEO, Freigeist Capital

 
11:50 12:50

LUNCH BREAK

 
12:50 13:10

Keynote: Emerging ecosystems and the role of Data in the future models

Yoram Wijngaarde, CEO and Founder, Dealroom

 
13:10 13:30

Keynote: Eastern Europe like the East Coast. Why did we choose Bulgaria?

Christopher Lynch, CEO, AtScale

 
13:30 13:50

Keynote: Tech for good - the biggest opportunity of the decade

Milly Shotter, Partner and Brand and Communications Manager, Bethnal Green Ventures

 
13:50 14:10

Keynote: Paving the way to a sustainable future through technology

Lubomila Jordanova, CEO and Co-founder, Plan A

 
14:10 14:30

Keynote: (How) could objects designed by Hyperganic change the world?

Markus Finke, Director of Business Development, Hyperganic Technologies

 
14:30 15:00

COFFEE BREAK

 
15:00 15:20

Keynote: Too complex to defend: The paradigm shift of cybersecurity in the IoT era

Koen Gijsbers, CEO, Cyber4Board BV

 
15:20 15:40

Fireside chat: Crypto: Тhe game changer

Antony Trenchev, CEO, NEXO

Petko Karamotchev, CEO, Industria

 
15:40 16:00

Keynote: AI Starts with Data. Facing the Challenges of Data Collection and Annotation

Michael Ringman, Chief Information Officer TELUS International

 
16:00 16:20

Keynote: How to skip expensive mistakes- A learning strategy for founders

Matt Lerner, Founder, Startup Core Strengths. Marketer, Strategist & VC.

 
16:20 16:40

Keynote: Deep Learning for Big Data Analysis and Big Data Implications

Parsa Hosseini, Lead Data Scientist, Tesla Inc.

 
16:40 17:00

Keynote: Space Architecture

Sebastian Aristotelis, Co-Founder and Lead Architect of SAGA Space Architects

 
17:00 17:30

Panel: "The Journey from Seed to Series B: How to get from CEE to a tier 1 US VC investor"

Rebecca Liu-Doyle, Insight Partners

Ivan Osmak, CEO and co-founder, Gtmhub

Moderator: Stanislav Sirakov, Partner at LAUNCHub Ventures

 
17:30 17:45

Keynote: eCommerce: A quantum leap year

Silviu Gugui, Country Manager Bulgaria, eMAG

 
17:45 18:00

Keynote

James Maudslay, Segment Marketing Senior Manager, Equinix

 

Track 1

Track 2

09:00 09:15

Keynote: European tech factory is scaling up (Finally)

Hristo Stoyanov, Manager Business development activities, EIF

 
09:15 10:00

Рanel: Fund of Funds: Fueling growth

Moderator: Vladimir Danailov, Executive Director, Member of the Management Board, Fund of Funds

Petar Minkov, CFO, Gastronom.bg

Yavor Yordanov, Co-founder and Manager, EasyDoc

Galin Bonev, Co-founder and CEO, Econic One

Ivan Nikolov, Founder and CEO of FantasticStay

 
10:00 10:15

Keynote: Let’s grow together

Manyu Moravenov, Chief Executive Director, Bulgarian Stock Exchange

 
10:15 11:30

Panel: Technologies and smart solutions for better cities

Moderator: Gencho Kerezov, Deputy mayor at Sofia Municipality/ Digitalization, innovations and economic growth

Michael Donaldson,
Barcelona City Council
Krassimira Raycheva,  Visa
Carlos Moreno, “Entrepreneurship, Territory, Innovation” Chair
Chris Lane, West Midlands
Milou Jansen, Advisor Digital Rights & Ethics at the City of Amsterdam

 
11:30 11:50

Fireside chat: Business models in motion

Vladimir Vasilev, Pollenity

Teodor Panayotov, Founder and Manager, CourseDot

 
11:50 12:10

Keynote: From a student to an entrepreneur in the middle of a pandemic.

Peter Lakatos, CEO and Co-founder, Entremo


Interviewer Yoan Zaprianov, journalist, Capital

 
12:10 12:30

COFFEE BREAK

 
12:30 13:00

Panel: From Seed to Series A readiness in Europe; What founders need to prepare for raising their Series A round in Europe

Moderator: Todor Breshkov, Partner at LAUNCHub Ventures

Hussein Kanji, Hoxton Ventures London

Mikus Opelts, Founder of Griaffe 360

 
13:00 13:30

Panel: Bringing SMEs to the digital future

VISA Innovation Program

Moderator: Gergana Stoitchkova
, Program Manager @Eleven Ventures

Eugene Palcheuski
, Founder & CEO Tap2Pay

Cosmin Cosma
, Co-founder & CEO Finqware

Valeria Vahorovska
, Founder & CEO Fondy

 
13:30 14:00

Panel: Digital banking through the eyes of the customers/ inclusion in the digital era

VISA Innovation Program

Moderator: Rene Tomova
, Design Partner @ Eleven Ventures

Svetlina Petkova, Marketing manager, Rilla

Vasilis Zoupas, Co-founder, CEO of Woli

Alexandros Christodoulakis, Co-founder & CEO of Wealthyhood

 
14:00 14:15

Keynote

Beth Blauer, Executive Director and founder of the Centers for Civic Impact at Johns Hopkins University, Blomberg

 
17:30 20:00

LIVE NETWORKING TIME AND FUN - University Botanical Garden

For those who bought a hybrid ticket
Moskovska 49, str.

 

Speakers 2021

Desi Stoyanova

Desi Stoyanova

Journalist, bTV Media Group
Djamel Agaoua

Djamel Agaoua

CEO of Rakuten Viber
Prof. Willem Jonker

Prof. Willem Jonker

CEO, EIT Digital
Frank Thelen

Frank Thelen

Founder and CEO of Freigeist Capital
Ivan Osmak

Ivan Osmak

CEO & Co-founder of Gtmhub
Parsa Hosseini

Parsa Hosseini

Lead Data Scientist at Tesla Inc.

Speakers 2021

Some of our previous speakers 2020

Jim McKelvey

Jim McKelvey

co-founder of Square
Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg

Founding Developer, WordPress
Naveen Jain

Naveen Jain

Founder, Moon Express
Brian Solis

Brian Solis

Principal analyst at Altimeter Group, a Prophet company

Some of our previous speakers 2020

Jim McKelvey

Jim McKelvey

co-founder of Square
Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg

Founding Developer, WordPress
Naveen Jain

Naveen Jain

Founder, Moon Express
Brian Solis

Brian Solis

Principal analyst at Altimeter Group, a Prophet company
David Shing, aka Shingy

David Shing, aka Shingy

Verizon Media’s digital prophet
Lubomira Rochet

Lubomira Rochet

Chief Digital Officer, L'Oreal
Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce

Chairman, The Bitcoin Foundation

Some of our previous speakers 2020

Investors 2021

Rebecca Liu-Doyle

Rebecca Liu-Doyle

Principal at Insight Partners
Cem Sertogl

Cem Sertogl

Venture Capital Investor, Partner @ Earlybird Digital East Fund
Hussein Kanji

Hussein Kanji

Founding Partner of Hoxton Ventures
Todor Breshkov

Todor Breshkov

Founding Partner, LAUNCHUb Ventures

Investors 2021

Previous Investors 2020

Marvin Liao

Marvin Liao

Partner, 500 Startups
Dafina Toncheva

Dafina Toncheva

Early Stage Venture Investor
Bill Earner

Bill Earner

General Manager at Citymapper
Маrcin Kurek

Маrcin Kurek

Managing Partner at Market One Capital

Previous Investors 2020

Marvin Liao

Marvin Liao

Partner, 500 Startups
Dafina Toncheva

Dafina Toncheva

Early Stage Venture Investor
Bill Earner

Bill Earner

General Manager at Citymapper
Маrcin Kurek

Маrcin Kurek

Managing Partner at Market One Capital
Volker Hirsch

Volker Hirsch

Partner at Amadeus Capital
Ton van 't Noordende

Ton van 't Noordende

CEO, 01Ventures
Bogomil Balkansky

Bogomil Balkansky

Partner, Sequoia Capital

Investors 2020

Brian Solis

Brian Solis

Digital Anthropologist, Futurist, Best-Selling Author

“DIGITAL|K is special. It’s one of those rare events where everyone feels like friends. Whether you’re a startup, work in enterprise businesses, you’re an investor, everyone is there to help one another. I left inspired and hope to come back again!”

Ton Van ’t Noordende

Ton Van ’t Noordende

CEO, 01Ventures

“From the outside it might look like it's 'just' a gathering for tech enthusiasts, while in reality they’re singlehandedly opening up the Balkan region for outside players to invest, share, information-enable the local ecosystem, and give access to networks and resources.”

Ben Larson

Ben Larson

General Partner, Backplane Capital

“The conference was the perfect size with very high production value and quality content. This one is definitely going on my annual priority list.”

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Silviu Gugui, Country Manager Bulgaria, eMAG

Silviu Gugui, Country Manager Bulgaria, eMAG

Lilia Messechkova, VP, Enterprise Products, Progress

Lilia Messechkova, VP, Enterprise Products, Progress

DIGITALK THE PODCAST, Ep. 7 | Christopher Lynch: The pressure of COVID made people look differently

DIGITALK THE PODCAST, Ep. 7 | Christopher Lynch: The pressure of COVID made people look differently

DigitalK 2021: Technology a year after the world changed

DigitalK 2021: Technology a year after the world changed

DIGITALK THE PODCAST, Ep. 6 | Tytus Cytowski: I am always looking for someone who can build a billion dollar company

DIGITALK THE PODCAST, Ep. 6 | Tytus Cytowski: I am always looking for someone who can build a billion dollar company

Frank Thelen, Founder and CEO of Freigeist Capital

Frank Thelen, Founder and CEO of Freigeist Capital

Milly Shotter, Partner and Brand and Communications Manager at Bethnal Green Ventures

Milly Shotter, Partner and Brand and Communications Manager at Bethnal Green Ventures

DIGITALK THE PODCAST, Ep. 5 | Willem Jonker: Europe is better positioned for talent, but lagging behind in tech investment

DIGITALK THE PODCAST, Ep. 5 | Willem Jonker: Europe is better positioned for talent, but lagging behind in tech investment

Koen Gijsbers: The resilience and security of our digital society is at high risk | DigitalK 2021

Koen Gijsbers: The resilience and security of our digital society is at high risk | DigitalK 2021

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